There was some good that came out of last night’s 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis recorded his 1,000th career hit on a single off of Josh Tomlin in the third inning.
The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec talked to Buck Showalter following the game about Markakis feat.
“He’s what, 27? That’s pretty impressive. … I’m a big fan of consistency, especially from a manager’s seat, knowing what you are going to get from somebody, not wondering. He’s a guy that’s very easy to trust. Brings a certain element every day regardless of what’s going on in his life on or off the field and physically,” Showalter said.
“Nick’s dinged up. You see him after the game, some of the things that I see, he posts up. It’s very important to him to post up, be there for the organization and teammates. It’s just the way he was brought up. And that something that came with him when he was drafted. It wasn’t something he developed here. You don’t develop that in the big leagues, very seldom.”
Now if only the Orioles could turn this skid around.